Division of Forestry

John Chris Maisch, State Forester

John "Chris" Maisch, State Forester & Director

550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 1450
Anchorage, AK 99501-3566


Forest Resource Program

The Division manages forests for multiple uses and the sustained yield of renewable resources on 20 million acres of State land. This includes the Tanana Valley, Haines, and Southeast State Forests. In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature added 23,181 acres of commercial forest lands to the existing Southeast State Forest.

The Division conducts personal use, commercial timber, and fuel-wood sales. It emphasizes in-state use of wood for value-added processing.

Quick References

Wildland Fire & Aviation Program

The Division provides fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities on 150 million acres of land throughout Alaska.

To Report a Wildland Fire

  • Call 911, the Area Forestry Office, or AICC, 1-800-237-3633.

Quick References

Fire Information